2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    
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2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practicum Course Description and Requirements


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NURS 8400

Evidence-Based Practice I: Assessment and Design of Programs

Students will identify the clinical/practice question for their course assignment.

The DNP practicum course is designed with 5 credits (4 didactic, 1 clinical) at a 1:6 ratio* = 72 clinical hours. The student will develop a critical review that familiarizes the student with the literature and results in identification of a clinical practice question.

5 credits

4 credits didactic

1 credit clinical

(72 hours)

NURS 8410

Best Practices in Nursing

 A program/course assignment to intervene with clinical/practice questions under the guidance of an approved clinical mentor will be developed.

The DNP practicum course is designed with 5 credits (4 didactic, 1 clinical) at a 1:6 ratio* = 72 clinical hours.  The student will address a clinical/practice questions (e.g. program planning, practice change, consultation, quality improvement project, or pilot study proposal with any necessary IRB approvals).

5 credits

4 credits didactic

1 credit clinical

(72 hours)

NURS 8500

Evidence-Based Practice II: Planning and Implementation

Advanced Practice Focus or Aggregate Systems Focus

This DNP practicum course will focus on the implementation of program/course assignment design to intervene with clinical/practice questions under the guidance of an approved clinical mentor.

As a practicum course, the course is designed with 3 credits at a 1:6 ratio* = 216 clinical hours. Additionally, the student will review the evidence regarding the clinical/practice question and resulting findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

5 credits

4 credits didactic

1 credit clinical

(72 hours)

NURS 8510

Evidence-Based Practice III: Implementation, Evaluation, and Dissemination

This DNP practicum course will focus on evaluation and dissemination of a program/course assignment design to intervene with a clinical/practice question under the guidance of an approved clinical mentor.

As a practicum course, the course is designed with 3 credits at a 1:6 ratio* = 216 clinical hours.

3 credits

 (216 clinical hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The culminationg DNP Capstone Project will use TaskStream and MyDR.